Author Archives: Melanie Nolan

Where to Find Awesome Local Gifts This Holiday Season

Calling all Merseyside & Cheshire Craft Lovers!

After three holiday seasons selling my hand painted jute and tote bags. I have learned a thing or two about what you want and where you want it. I have planned, I am prepared, and I am pumped to provide you with as many awesome and unique bags to give as gifts this holiday season (oh, and maybe a cheeky one for yourself to carry all your gifts in 😉).

I have curated an awesome line up of local events. Some in the day, some in the evening, one up north, one down south and a few within my amazing little village.

These shows are packed full of crafty, custom, quality, and tasty items that are sure to impress your friends and family this season. So, although, I want you to come and purchase a Destination Jute bag, I also want you to fill it up with other local supplier’s goods. Love, live local and all that jazz.

Here is my line up:

But the excitement doesn’t stop there, oh, no…

I have set up a discount code on both my website and Etsy Shop so you can purchase your items online, then collect at a show!

This will ensure 3 things:

1. The bag & design you want will be there for you at the show (no more “do you have any more unicorn bags left?”)

2. You get free shipping

3. It will get you out of the house to GO TO THE SHOW – Let’s face it, how many of us intend to go to a local event, but then forget or just can’t be bothered on the day, then scramble buying thoughtless Amazon gifts at the last minute? Or is that just me? Anyway, if you commit to coming with a pick-up purchase chances are you will go, support local and have fun! Try it.

The discount code is: COLLECTINPERSON2017 (please note the fair you will be attending in the notes of your order)

I end with a a few photos and flyers from the events listed above. Please come. Make this a Christmas to remember!


Festive Fizz Fair, 7pm – 9pm at St. Chads Church Hall Roslin Road CH61 3UH

^^ This one is to support my son’s school, so please come along! ^^


Etsy Made Local South Cheshire Christmas Artisan Market, 10am – 4pm, Reaseheath College, Nantwich CW5 6DF


The classic fair set up


New improved fair set up


This is me! Please come and say hello!

I am not sure if you feel it too, but this year there seems to be something special in the chilly air which makes me think, this year is going to be the best Christmas ever.

Comment below with the show you will be attending. Cant wait to see you there!

-Melanie

Let's get social:

WIN a Halloween Craft Kit!

🎃 Giveaway! 🎃 I am giving away one of these fabulous ‘Paint Your Own Halloween Pumpkin’ mini tote bag kits to one lucky winner! To enter simply: 1. Comment below with: what your little one will be dressing up as this Halloween! 2. Click on the “Get Social” buttons below to share or tweet with… Continue Reading

Halloween is almost here!

Less than two weeks to go to grab some fangtastic craft fun for your kiddos this Halloween! Grab a paint your own pumpkin bag kit for just £9.00! With two vibrant opaque fabric paint pots of orange & black your little one can create a jack-o-lantern all their own with 10 designs to choose from.… Continue Reading

Are Your Jute Bags Carrying Harmful Bacteria?

My husband brought an article in The Independent to my attention the other day. It was “Supermarket bags for life could spread harmful bacteria, Food Standards Agency warns“ I’ll be honest, it has really hit a nerve with me, and has been on my mind ever since. The article talks about the concerns over the… Continue Reading

SALE! Up to 30% off selected items!

It’s the countdown to my holiday where I close my shop for two whole weeks!  So to boost some pre-holiday sales I have taken up to 30% off selected item!   Plus all items on sale are in stock so you’ll get them in your hands in lightning speed  SHOP NOW New items will be added daily… Continue Reading